Celebrating 50 years 2020-21 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VIEWBOOK - IEC

Celebrating 50 years 2020-21 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VIEWBOOK - IEC

  Celebrating 50 years
Celebrating 50 years 2020-21 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VIEWBOOK - IEC
North Tower

               Visit our YouTube channel for campus experience videos at tru.ca/videos

TRU. A Campus Unlike Any Other .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3                         Research at TRU  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 15
Kamloops. A Unique Location .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4                     Short-Term Studies  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 16
Campus Life .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  6   International Partnerships .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 17
Sports, Recreation & Activities .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .7                        Transnational
Work Options for International Students  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .8                                    Study Abroad
Co-operative Education .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 9              Study Options for International Students  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 18
Experiential Learning .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 10           International Accreditations & Transfer Credit .  .  .  .  .  . 20
Global Competency Certificate .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 10                        Scholarships .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 20
Supporting Our Students .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 11                  English Language Upgrades & U-Prep .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 21
Accommodation & Transit .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 12                  Programs & Admission Requirements .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 22
Williams Lake Campus  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 14              How to Apply .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 37
Distance Education  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 14
Celebrating 50 years 2020-21 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VIEWBOOK - IEC
1 MILLION                      250 ACRE CAMPUS
                                                     SQUARE FEET

                          OF LEARNING SPACE AND

                                           40   ACRES
                                         OF GREEN SPACE
     Upper College
     Heights (UCH)
       East Village

                      10         VARSITY
                                 WOLFPACK TEAMS


                                12 9
                      ON-CAMPUS                    FACULTIES
                          PLACES                   AND
                           TO EAT                  SCHOOLS

                             BUSES TO CAMPUS
                                          15         MINUTES
                       U-Pass for students provides free access to the
                      Kamloops transit system and the Aquatic Centre.

                                   TRU is in the
                              of Kamloops
                      within walking distance of everything you need

#mytru                      INTERNATIONAL
                              FROM OVER 90 COUNTRIES
Celebrating 50 years 2020-21 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VIEWBOOK - IEC
Celebrating 50 years 2020-21 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VIEWBOOK - IEC
At Thompson Rivers University, we provide quality education and
strive for excellence while ensuring our students get the support
they need to succeed. We welcome all people and cultures, and
promote intercultural understanding.
TRU offers more than 140 on-campus programs and 55 Open
Learning programs in areas such as arts, business, computer
science, education, environment, law, nursing, sciences, social
work, tourism and trades and technology. Our average class size
is 31 students.
A vibrant community of more than 14,000 students studying
on campus are working towards graduate and undergraduate
degrees, diplomas, apprenticeships, professional certificates,
continuing studies and English as a Second Language. We have
more than 3,000 international students from over 90 countries.
Wherever you are from, we can help you follow your passion
at TRU.

TRU Offers:
    • Master’s degrees
    • Graduate certificates
    • Bachelor’s degrees
    • Post-baccalaureate diplomas
    • Certificates and diplomas
    • Associate degrees
    • English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • Short-term customized training programs
    • University transfer credit
    • University preparation

As a university located in the city known as the Tournament
Capital of Canada, TRU has thriving sports programs and students
have access to amazing fitness facilities like the Tournament
Capital Centre (TCC), Olympic-length swimming pool and a
FIFA-certified artificial turf field.
Our WolfPack varsity teams include over 250 athletes in baseball,
basketball, cross-country running, curling, rugby, soccer and
swimming. Another 900 students participate in intramural and
drop-in sport leagues.

Take a virtual tour: tru.ca/tours

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200+ LAKES

                                                                                                                                           Photo: Tourism Kamloops / Edward Hannan
Our picturesque campus is in the heart of Kamloops, BC, where it overlooks
the meeting of the North and South Thompson rivers. Kamloops is home to
100,000 friendly residents and is rich with sporting and cultural events as well
as boasting four seasons of outdoor adventures.                                                 British Columbia,
This region is part of the traditional lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc
Indigenous people and spans grasslands, pine forests, lakes and mountains.
Their presence and history contributes to the diversity that influences
TRU’s campus.
You’ll discover parks, museums, art galleries, year-round
                                                                                   45 minutes
outdoor activities, shopping, movies, theatre and even vineyards.
                                                                                   by plane                              Kamloops to
Kamloops is also home to numerous churches, a mosque,
                                                                                                                      Toronto (seasonal)
Sikh temples and a Buddhist monastery.                                                                    3.5 hours      (4.25 hours)
                                                                                                          by car
Discover more about Kamloops at tourismkamloops.com

                                                                                                                           to Calgary
                                                                                                  4-5 hours               (70 minutes)
                                                               Vancouver                          by bus

      More about Kamloops tinyurl.com/kamvidtour                                          USA

                              4 MAJOR HIGHWAYS & 1 AIRPORT

Celebrating 50 years 2020-21 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VIEWBOOK - IEC
The city of Kamloops’ economy
                             is strong and diverse. Forestry,
                             mining, retail and agriculture
                             have always anchored the
                             economy of Kamloops as core
                             industries. Today, the emerging
                             areas are strengthening
                             our economic base and
                             contributing to the city’s
                             dynamic growth.

    SUN PEAKS RESORT         Core Industries

           #2 IN BEST
                             The following industries are
                             marked by significant export
                             activity, bring new dollars into
                             the economy, root supply

        CANADIAN SKI         chains and will continue to
                             serve as driver industries for

                             years to come.

                               • Transportation and
                               • Healthcare
                               • Forestry
                               • Manufacturing
                               • Agriculture
                               • Retail
                               • Mining

                             Emerging Industries
                             These are newer industries in
                             the early stages of growth and
                             are starting to stake their claim
                             to compete in the community.

                               • Hi-Tech
                               • Green Energy

                               • Tourism
Celebrating 50 years 2020-21 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VIEWBOOK - IEC
Beyond the classroom
Get involved on campus and reach
your full potential.

TRU has nearly 100 clubs for almost every
interest: academic, athletic, common interest,
ethnic, political and religious. Join one of
the existing clubs or start your own! You’ll
meet like-minded people and make new
friends, showcase your talents, create lasting
memories and have fun.

Example Clubs:
    • Adventure U Club
    • Bangladesh Club
    • Caribbean Club
    • Chinese Students & Scholars Club
    • Finance Club
    • Japanese Club
    • Modern Marketing Club
    • Music Clubs
    • Muslim Association Club
    • Pan-African Club
    • Spanish Conversation Club
    • Vegan Club
    • Vietnamese Club

Find a full list of clubs at tru.ca/clubs

TRU Generator
Get involved in entrepreneurship on campus.
Join the TRU Generator, where you can
network and participate in a vibrant startup
community. It’s open to TRU alumni, faculty,
staff and students.
Visit tru.ca/generator

International Days
Festival (IDays)
International Days is our award-winning,
week-long celebration of cultures from
around the globe. Learn how diverse
TRU really is. IDays is an opportunity to
share culture, international experience,
research and interests while celebrating
TRU’s international community and
international collaborations.
Find out more at tru.ca/idays

       Watch IDays videos at

Celebrating 50 years 2020-21 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VIEWBOOK - IEC
TRU’s Kamloops campus is right next to the City of Kamloops’ top-notch athletic facilities in the
Tournament Capital Centre (TCC) sports complex, where there’s an Olympic-length swimming pool,
indoor and outdoor tracks and numerous recreation spaces. Access to TCC’s Aquatic Centre is
included in TRU’s student fees and all TRU students receive 50% off additional usage fees.

                                                   Off-campus sports
                                                   Kamloops, the Tournament Capital of
                                                   Canada, has top-level coaching and club
                                                   competition in many different sports
                                                   including figure skating, football, gymnastics,
                                                   rowing, rugby, swimming and skiing.
                                                   Students interested in competitive/club
                                                   sports can attend TRU while pursuing their
                                                   sport off campus.

Varsity athletics
The WolfPack have 10 Varsity teams: eight of
them compete in U SPORTS/Canada West
which is the highest level of university sports
in Canada. Those sports are men’s and
women’s soccer, basketball and volleyball
along with co-ed swimming and cross
country running.
The other two varsity sports are competitive
cheerleading and baseball. In 2018-19, the
                                                   Explore BC with LEAP
men’s soccer team won a bronze medal               The Leisure Exploration Activity Program
in their conference (Canada West), both            (LEAP) provides students with educational,
volleyball teams made the playoffs, the            fun and exciting experiences each semester
baseball team won their league                     for a nominal fee. This is a great way to meet
(Canadian Collegiate Baseball Conference)          new people, explore the area, experience
regular season title and the cheerleaders          local culture, and try new activities such as:
won an ‘berth’ to the 2020 International
                                                      • camping                 • rock climbing
Cheerleading championships in
Orlando, Florida.                                     • canoeing/               • seasonal
                                                        kayaking                  parties
TRU has always had a strong international
contingent of student/athletes. Countries             • curling                 • skiing/
represented this past season included                 • daytrips to               snowboarding
athletes from England, France, Spain,                   Vancouver               • whitewater
Australia, Germany, Belgium and the Ukraine.                                      rafting
                                                      • ice skating
For more information contact the individual                                     • wine tours
                                                      • ice hockey
coaches. Their email addresses are found on
the athletics website: gowolfpack.ca
                                                        Learn more at facebook.com/leapTRU

Intramural Sports
TRU Recreation offers non-competitive
intramural and drop-in games of badminton,
basketball, dodgeball, floor hockey, soccer
and volleyball; as well as various fitness
classes, events and tournaments.

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Work during your studies
International students are eligible to work on and
off campus while studying full-time, and will qualify
for a full-time work permit after graduation. You       Work after graduation
can work up to 20 hours a week while studying and
full-time during scheduled breaks.                      As an international student graduating from a Canadian post-secondary institution,
                                                        you are eligible to remain in Canada to work. Students completing a minimum two-year
Find out about opportunities for international          program of study may be eligible to work for up to three years after graduation.
students at cic.gc.ca/english/study/work.asp

                                                            Many of our international graduates have successfully found jobs in Canada in
                                                            their area of study. Companies that hire TRU graduates include banks, Crown
                                                            corporations, major retailers, municipal governments, non-profits and universities
                                                            (including TRU). Here are some of the many companies that hire TRU graduates.

                                                             Banks                                        Major Retailers
                                                               • Bank of Canada                            • Air Canada
                                                               • Bank of Montreal                          • Best Buy
                                                               • CIBC                                      • Blackberry
                                                               • HSBC Bank                                 • Canadian Tire
                                                               • Interior Savings                          • Hootsuite Media Inc.
                                                               • Royal Bank of Canada                      • Re/Max Real Estate
                                                               • Scotiabank                                • KPMG
                                                               • TD Bank Group                             • Loblaw Companies
                                                                                                           • Shaw Communications
                                                             Crown Corporations
                                                               • BC Hydro                                  • Telus Corporation
                                                               • BC Public Service                         • Tolko Industries Limited
Jumpstart your career                                          • BCLC                                     Municipal Governments
The Career Education department helps students                 • Interior Health Authority                 • City of Kamloops
plan their careers from building a professional                                                            • City of Surrey
                                                             Higher Education
resume to getting selected for the job interview.              • BCIT                                      • City of Vancouver
These career counsellors have years of experience              • Thompson Rivers University               Non-Profit Organizations
and are committed to supporting students in
                                                               • University of British Columbia             • Canadian Cancer Society
reaching their career goals through a variety
of initiatives.
                                                            Get more information at cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-postgrad.asp

                                        Co-operative education combines academic studies with paid work experience. Students
                                        alternate between terms of full-time study and full-time employment.

                                        Why co-op?
                                            • Get paid for career-related work experience while studying
                                            • Earn academic credits and transcript distinction
                                            • Maximize job opportunities upon graduation
                                            • Choose from co-op placements in Kamloops and across Canada
                                            • TRU co-op office prepares students for interviews and job placements
                                            • Choose to work up to four semesters

                                             Students can receive academic credit for co-op work terms.

                                              $15–$20           $15–$22            $13–$18            $15–$30            $13–$18

         KARANVIR                              BBA
                                           $2,800 monthly
                                                              $3,100 monthly
                                                                                $2,500 monthly
                                                                                                                       $2,500 monthly

            SINGH                                                                                   $4,200 monthly

                                        Minimum Wage in British Columbia
                                        Employees must be paid at least minimum wage per hour, which is $13.85 an hour (as of
                                        June 1, 2019), and increasing to $14.60 an hour (June 2020), and $15.20 an hour (June 2021).

                                        Sample co-op schedule
                                        (based on a 4-year degree)

                                                                YEAR 1         YEAR 2        YEAR 3         YEAR 4         YEAR 5
                                             September           Academic      Academic      Academic       Academic
                                            to December          semester      semester      semester       semester
                                                                     1            3             5              7
Bachelor of Business Administration
Co-op helped me gain relevant skills       January to April      Academic      Academic      Academic         Co-op         Academic
before graduation, and I received an                             semester      semester      semester          work         semester 8
                                                                    2             4             6             term 3
immense amount of experience in my
eight months working for TRU World.
                                            May to August                        Co-op           Co-op        Co-op         Graduation
TRU’s Career Education Department
                                                                                  work            work         work
provided resources to help me build a
career plan. I would recommend every
                                                                                 term 1          term 2       term 4          
new student visit the department for
any career-related services.            For co-op requirements, fees and more information, go to tru.ca/coop
                                        Am I eligible for co-op? tru.ca/cel/co-operative-education/co-op-programs

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TRU offers many places for students to learn through experiences whether in classes (curricular)
or outside the classroom or in the community (co-curricular and extra-curricular).
For more details visit tru.ca/cel/experience-learning

Recognizing future global leaders                                                                  How do I earn it?
                                                                                                   To earn this credential, a student must
When you graduate from TRU, we want you to launch your career with a resumé full
                                                                                                   complete only four steps:
of the relevant learning experience that today’s employers value. Global Competency
gives you just that—documented evidence of the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a                    • Attend an orientation session
globally-minded citizen.                                                                               • Sign up for GLBL 1000
Global Competency is a credential that can be earned in tandem with any credit                         • Earn and compile points
program—undergraduate or graduate—offered by TRU. The program uses a portfolio
                                                                                                       • Submit a portfolio to
approach that allows each student to track a number of different educational and
                                                                                                         the Centre for Student
personal experiences.                                                                                    Engagement office OM 1468

For more information, visit: tru.ca/global

TRU has Canada’s largest and most comprehensive international student
services and support team.

                                                                                                              Our International Admissions team:
                                                                                                                     processes applications
                                                                                                                     provides course registration
                                                                                                                     collects payments
                                                                                                                     assists with admission inquiries
                                                                                                                     assists with registration inquiries

From left to right, back row: Jason Zheng, Karanvir Singh, Stephanie Wasden, Tracy Barth, Lucas Maikapar,
Charlene Milburn. From left to right, front row: Jean Linteris, Carol Ryujin-Kawa, Lorna Hutchinson, Iuliia
Pakhomenko, Leslie Matthews, Lori Cooper. Not pictured: Jet Jensen

                                                                                                              academic advisors
                                                                                                              Once you’re accepted, our international
                                                                                                              academic advisors:
                                                                                                                     plan your courses before you arrive
                                                                                                                     monitor your academic performance
                                                                                                                     provide counselling support
                                                                                                                     advise on program requirements
                                                                                                                     hold workshops

Left to right: Harman Grewal, Charlene Munro, Thriza Kennedy, Lucy Phua, Keisha Morong,
Lolina Koopmans, Marnie Storie, and Nicole Bartella

                                                                                                              student advisors
                                                                                                              This multilingual team helps with personal
                                                                                                              counselling and assistance in most aspects of
                                                                                                              student life in Canada, including:
                                                                                                                     visa applications and
                                                                                                                     settlement services
                                                                                                                     orientation and welcome services
                                                                                                                     including airport reception, city
                                                                                                                     tours and peer programs
Back row from left to right: Staffen Liu-Calver, Reuben Onyango, Alesya Sharay, Marianna Abutalipova
Front row from left to right: Kamal Kaur, Donna McGrath, Rika Kimura, Theresa Wei, Eric Kim, and                     academic liaison
Tanvir Alam. Not pictured: Alex Bui and Reyna Denison                                                                cultural support

Have questions? Just ASK! Email isa@tru.ca

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Join a vibrant, active community of students from all
over the world. Apply directly out of high school before
March 1, 2020 and secure a guaranteed space in North Tower
or McGill Residence. After that date, applications will be
accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information about on-campus housing,
visit: tru.ca/housing

North Tower
Enjoy one of the best views in the city at the 11-storey North
Tower. Access premium amenities such as a cardio room,
dance studio, patio with large BBQ, games room and regular
social activities.
                                                                    North Tower Floor Plans: 2- and 4-bedroom suites
Rates for August 2019–April 2020
     • Security deposit: $500 CAD

     • Two- or four-bedroom suite: $7,730 CAD                                                                                                                                                                                                          DRAWERS
                                                                                                                                  ROOM                                                                                                                                 BEDROOM

     • All rates include a $50 CAD mandatory residence life
       activity fee which is non-refundable.

                                                                      CLOSET                                                                                                                  CLOSET
                                                                                  BEDROOM                                                                                    BEDROOM                                                          DESK




      TRU Dorm Tour

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DESK                                       WASHROOM


McGill Residence                                                    McGill Residence Floor Plan:
This community is ideal for students looking for an active,         4-bedroom quad
close-knit, communal experience. The newly renovated McGill
Residence has amenities that include laundry, games room,


kitchen, and study room.
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                                                                                                                 DRESSER                                                                     DRESSER
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Rates for August 2019–April 2020
                                                                                                                                        SHELF OVER BED

                                                                                                                                                            SHELF OVER BED

                                                                                                                                BED                                            BED
     • Security deposit: $500 CAD
                                                                                                            24”FRIDGE                                                                             24”FRIDGE

     • Four-bedroom suite: $5,180 CAD                                              MICRO                                                                                                                           MICRO
                                                                                   WAVE                                 SHELF                                                                SHELF                 WAVE

     • All rates include a $50 CAD residence life activity fee

       which is non-refundable.


                                                                                  MICRO                             SHELF                                                                    SHELF                MICRO
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*Rates are for the 2019/20 year and are subject to change without
notice. Floor plans may slightly differ from room to room.

East Village
    East Village Floor Plan:                                                                                                                    Have the independence of off-campus living, with the
    2-bedroom suite                                       4-bedroom suite                                                                       convenience of on-campus life at East Village. This location
                                                                                                                                                is ideal for students looking for a more independent, mature
                                                                                                                                                community, with student-friendly amenities.




                                                                                                                                                Rates for August 2019–August 2020
                                                                                                                                                     • Security deposit: $500 CAD


                                                                                                                                                     • Four-bedroom suite: $7,065 CAD



                                                                                                                                                     • Two-bedroom suite: $8,400 CAD

                                        DINING ROOM

                                                                                                                            KITCHEN                  • All rates include a $50 CAD mandatory residence life
                                                                                                                                                       activity fee which is non-refundable.

     BALCONY           LIVING ROOM




                                                                                                                                                Homestay: Live with a
                                                                                                                                                Canadian family
                                                                                                                                                Managed by TRU World staff, TRU’s homestay program is
                                                                                                                                                a great way to experience Canadian culture and practice
                                                                                                                                                English by living with local families or individuals. More than
                                                                                                                                                450 carefully selected Canadian homestay providers are in
                                                                                                                                                this program. Students get a private, furnished bedroom, three
                                                                                                                                                meals a day (and snacks) and a chance to live as part
                                                                                                                                                of a Canadian family while sharing their own culture.
                                                                                                                                                Cost is approximately $875 per month, including meals.

Diploma in
Human Resource                                SUMINA                                                                                            Public Transit
                                              RUSSIA                                                                                            There is limited fee-based parking on the TRU campus.
Living with a host
family has helped me                                                                                                                            Take advantage of the U-Pass bus pass included in your student
adapt and learn more                                                                                                                            fees! Buses to campus every 15 minutes.
about the Canadian                                                                                                                              Visit Kamloops Transit’s website for a bus trip planner:
culture. I love traveling,                                                                                                                      bctransit.com/Kamloops
camping and fishing
with my host family
and I feel comfortable
talking to them. They
are always supportive
and willing to help in
anything they can.
                                                                                                                                                *Rates are for the 2019/20 year and are subject to change without notice.
I definitely feel like
                                                                                                                                                 Floor plans may slightly differ from room to room.
part of their family!

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British Columbia,
WILLIAMS LAKE CAMPUS                                                                               CANADA

Williams Lake is a long-time ranching and        intimate educational setting; faculty get to      Williams Lake
farming community with an economy based          know their students and the campus is safe,
on area resources such as forestry and           friendly and close knit.
mining. TRU Williams Lake has the only
                                                 Visit our website for an accommodation list
ranching program in BC, which focuses on
                                                 near campus. TRU Williams Lake is located in
regenerative agriculture.
                                                 a residential area and there is housing within
About 36,000 people live in the city and         walking distance of campus.
surrounding region, where the cost of living
                                                 Students can expect to pay between $700
is low and people know their neighbours.
                                                 and $1,000 per month for rent. There are
Williams Lake has an expanding hospital and
                                                 buses, but they don’t run as regularly as bus
extended-care homes, so there is a demand                                                                                  UNIT
                                                 systems in larger centres, so most residents
for university-trained healthcare workers.
                                                 rely on cars for transportation.
                                                                                                                            OF A
The campus boasts small class sizes, usually
                                                 For more information, visit
between 15 and 20 students, depending on
the program. There are benefits to such an

 MAJEED                                                         Applied Sustainable

                                                                Growing up in Ghana, West

 GHANA                                                          Africa, I saw an opportunity
                                                                for agriculture to raise the
                                                                population’s standard of
                                                                living. Seeking an effective
                                                                approach to making a
                                                                difference in the world, I’ve
                                                                completed my first year of
                                                                TRU’s Applied Sustainable
                                                                Ranching two-year program
                                                                and already feel confident
                                                                managing a farm.

      Watch Majeed’s full testimonial

Learn wherever you are
As BC’s leading online and distance              Learning courses at any time and complete
education provider, TRU Open Learning            them as your schedule allows. This allows
offers over 55 programs and 500 courses.         you to maintain a flexible schedule while still
More than 17,000 TRU students study online       getting credit for courses that count toward
or by distance.                                  your full degree.
Open Learning gives you more options and         Get the details at truopen.ca
flexibility in your schedule. You can complete
some courses before you arrive to study on
campus, saving you time and money.
While on campus, you can take blended
studies combining in-class and online Open
Learning courses. You can enroll in Open

                                                                        As one of six members of the Research Universities’ Council of British
                                                                        Columbia, TRU is committed to distinguishing itself among BC’s research
                                                                        leaders. We support efforts to achieve excellence with research facilities,
                                                                        internal funding, research chairs, knowledge mobilization resources and
                                                                        student research.
                                                                        Engaging in undergraduate research will increase your academic and
                                                                        professional success, and enhance your ability to think critically, ask tough
                                                                        questions and search for compelling answers. This is your education journey
                                                                        and research provides an important service to the community, so get
                                                                        involved to make the most of it!
                                                                        General inquiries, email research@tru.ca | tru.ca/research

Let the cars do                                   Civil liberties and                                 Prehension Contention
the talking                                       online commentary                                   Dr. Jenni Karl, Assistant professor,
Dr. Ning Lu, Assistant professor                  Dr. Daphne Jeyapal, Assistant                       Psychology
Computer Science                                  professor, Social Work                              Dr. Jenni Karl’s research aims to rewrite the
                                                                                                      story of how humans acquired the ability to
We’re 10 years from 100% of vehicles              How does Canada manage the tension
                                                                                                      perform skilled hand movements, a story
communicating through the Internet of             between national security and maintaining
                                                                                                      that’s been widely accepted for more than
Vehicles—Dr. Ning Lu predicts—but basic           civil liberties? It’s a question Dr. Daphne
                                                                                                      30 years. Scientists have long believed that
foundations must be established. Lu’s             Jeyapal will spend the next two years trying to
                                                                                                      vision was central to a human’s ability to reach
research project, Real-Time Scheduling of         answer through her SSHRC-funded project,
                                                                                                      and grasp objects, whereas Karl’s research
Internet of Vehicles, is supported by an NSERC    Anti-terrorism or anti-activism? Examining
                                                                                                      finds that touch plays a vital role.
Discovery Grant and begins with developing        public and policy discourses on Canada’s
algorithms to improve energy conservation,        Anti-Terrorism Act (2015) and its implications
traffic control, transportation scheduling        for transnational resistance.
and safety.

    Visiting research students
                         TRU places a high priority on providing undergraduate and graduate research opportunities for students. Inquiry-based
                         and creative learning are recognized as academic foundations in the Academic Plan. No matter what your discipline,
                         there are opportunities at TRU for you to engage in independent research and artistic inquiry. TRU professors are
                         committed to mentoring and helping you meet your research goals.

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For more than 25 years, TRU has delivered some of the
best customized learning experiences in the world. Each
year, hundreds of students from around the world study
in our short-term programs. Students like our instructors,
our small class sizes, and the fun activities they take
part in. We believe you’ll enjoy our highly motivating and
dynamic programs!

All programs include:
     • Homestay accommodation (including meals)
     • All recreational and cultural activities
     • Airport pick-up and drop-off
     • TRU campus and city orientation
     • Support from advisors and instructors

For more information and to apply, visit truworld.ca/itc

Language and Culture                                                     Language and Culture
Open Programs                                                            Transition Program
Meeting the needs of hundreds of enthusiastic learners from around       We have added six enhanced sessions to our three-week language
the world each year, our open programs form the cornerstone of           and culture program to meet the needs of international students
our programs and are open to individuals as well as large and small      starting academic programs in September. The focus of these
groups. A collection of curated cultural and recreational activities     sessions is to prepare students to achieve the best possible scores on
are woven into each program and ample time is reserved for level         the Accuplacer test and to learn practical ideas for making your study
appropriate English language classroom instruction. The result is a      time at TRU as efficient as possible.
highly motivating and dynamic program that will increase your cultural
                                                                         August 4 – 21, 2020, $2,400 CAD
knowledge and language proficiency, while providing a more informed
world view.
You can choose to study one of the electives listed below.               English for Specific Purposes
     • Applied English            • Global Citizenship
                                                                         We provide programs in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) that are
     • Healthy Choices            • Leadership Skills
                                                                         intensive in nature and target the precise vocabulary and expressions
     • STEM Skills                • Stage and Screen                     required by the participants. The result is more efficient and effective
     • Study Skills               • Sustainability                       communication in professional contexts.
     • Workplace English
Four-week Summer Language and Culture Program
July 6 - 31, 2020, $3,250 CAD
                                                                         Professional Development
Three-week Summer Language and Culture Program
                                                                         for Educators
August 4 - 21, 2020, $2,900 CAD                                          Our professional development programs are designed to introduce
Three-week Winter Language and Culture Program                           participants to the latest developments in the theory and practice
February 18 – March 6, 2020, $2,900 CAD                                  of education. Cutting-edge advancements pertaining to universal
                                                                         themes such as classroom instruction, integration of technology, and
                                                                         student assessment are presented in interactive workshop formats.

      See what students experience during our
      short-term programs

TRU’s transnational education and study abroad programs offer students unique and exciting ways to gain global experience and earn TRU credits
with a wide range of partner institutions.

TRANSNATIONAL                                                              STUDY ABROAD
PROGRAMS                                                                   PROGRAMS
Study a TRU program at your home institution                               Expand your study at TRU
TRU works with partner institutions to deliver our programs in             Don’t be limited to just completing your degree in Canada. Expand
partners’ home countries. Over 700 students are currently enrolled in      your experience by participating in one of TRU’s many international
TRU adventure, business and computing science programs in China,           mobility opportunities.
Iceland and India.

Articulation Program                                                       Student Exchange
                                                                           International students may choose from a list of partner institutions
Transfer your credits towards a degree at TRU
                                                                           to study for one or two semesters in another country. Tuition is paid to
Students can transfer credits earned at partner institutions towards       TRU and credits are applied towards your TRU degree.
TRU arts, business, computing science, education, science,
technology and tourism programs.
                                                                           Short-Term Summer Programs
Pathway Program                                                            If you’re not sure about a full semester abroad, consider an all-
                                                                           inclusive short-term summer program, with a partner institution: 2-4
Transition from preparatory studies to TRU                                 weeks in length. All while earning credit towards your TRU degree.
TRU partners with high schools and English language schools
in Canada and abroad so qualified students can complete their
preparatory studies, then transition to university studies at TRU.         International Field Schools
                                                                           TRU provides a range of exciting and specialized faculty-led field-
Visiting Student Program                                                   schools, taking learning beyond the classroom earning credits while
                                                                           exploring the world.
Study part of your program in Canada for credits
                                                                           For more information, visit tru.ca/studyabroad
TRU has partnered with other institutions worldwide to offer a Visiting
Student Program which provides students with a study opportunity in
Canada. All courses taken at TRU will be counted towards university
credits at the student’s home institution, based on the agreement
between TRU and the partner institution. Students will receive a
certificate of completion at TRU and academic electives completed
are eligible to receive credits from TRU.
Find out more at truworld.ca/partner-institutions

2018 Respiratory Therapy Field School to Cuzco, Peru. Faculty of Science   Megan Graham, Natural Resource Science
Health 3200 Cardiopulmonary Health                                         Study Abroad in Japan

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                                                                                                     All course and admission information subject to change.

                                                                                                                           ADMISSION                          CO-OP/
                                                                                        LENGTH              INTAKES                          AVAILABLE                       PAGE
                                                                                                                             TYPE                           PRACTICUM
                                                                                         Y=YEARS,                          C=COMPETITIVE
MASTER’S DEGREES                                                                        M=MONTHS,                              0=OPEN
                                                                                        CR=CREDITS                         L=LIMITED SEATS

Master of Business Administration (MBA)                                              1-2y            Sept/Jan/May                C              No               No            25
Master of Data Science (MSc)                                                         2y              Sept                        L              No               No            33
Master of Education (MEd)                                                            1.5 - 2 y       Sept                        C              No               No            30
Master of Environmental Economics and Management (MEEM)                              1-2y            Sept/Jan/May                C              No               No            25
Master of Nursing (MN)                                                               2y              Sept                        L              No                P            32
Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSc)                                     1-2y            Sept/Jan/May                C              No               No            34
Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management                          1-2y            Sept/Jan/May                C              No               No            25
(thesis-based) (MScEEM)
Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (GCES) (Pre-MEd)                           4 m + ESL       Sept/Jan/May                C              Yes              No            30
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration                                          8m              Sept/Jan/May                C              No               No            25
GDBA (Year 1 of MBA, MEEM, MScEEM)
Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate (TESL)                             4m              Sept/Jan/May                C              No                P            31
Economics, Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship,                    2 y (60 cr)     Sept/Jan                    O              Yes               C          25–27
Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing,
Supply Chain Management
Adventure Studies                                                                    1.5 y (39 cr)   Sept/Jan                    L              No               No            22
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Tourism, Managing Festivals and Events,           2 y (54 cr)     Sept/Jan                    L              No                P          22–23
Resort Experience Management, Tourism Destination Development, Tourism
Experience Management
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Tourism                                            1 y (30 cr)     Sept/Jan                    L              No               No            22

Law – Juris Doctor                                                                   3y              Sept                        C              No                P            33

Bachelor of Arts                                                                     4 y (120 cr)    Sept/Jan/May                O              Yes               C            24
Majors: Communication (New Media Studies & Public Relations), Criminology,
Economics, Economics & Math, Economics & Political Studies, English, Geography
& Environmental Studies, History, Math, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre
Bachelor of Business Administration                                                  4 y (120 cr)    Sept/Jan                    O              Yes               C            27
Majors: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource
Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Double Degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration & Bachelor of Computing          5 y (150 cr)*   Sept/Jan                    O              Yes               C            27
Science, Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Business Administration
*Duration: 5 years or 1 year if proper degree was obtained
Bachelor of Computing Science                                                        4 y (120 cr)    Sept/Jan                    O              Yes               C            34
Bachelor of Education (Elementary)                                                   5 y (150 cr)*   Sept                        C              No                P            30
*Duration: 5 years or 1 year if proper degree was obtained                           or 2 y*
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Science, Technology, Engineering and               5 y (150 cr)*   Sept                        C              No                P            30
Mathematics (STEM)                                                                   or 1 y*
*Duration: 5 years or 2-year if proper degree was obtained
Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering                                      5y              Sept                        C              No                C            34
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)                                                  4 y (120 cr)    Sept/Jan                    O              Yes               C            24
Bachelor of Health Science (3rd year entry)                                          2 y (60 cr)     Sept/Jan                    C              No                C            32
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (3rd year entry)                               4 y (120 cr)    Sept/Jan                    L              No                C            24
Bachelor of Journalism (Journalism, Public Relations)                                4 y (120 cr)    Sept/Jan                    L              No                P            24
Bachelor of Natural Resource Science                                                 4 y (120 cr)    Sept                        L              No                C            34
Bachelor of Science                                                                  4 y (120 cr)    Sept/Jan/May                O              Yes               C            34
Majors: Animal Biology, Biology, Cellular, Molecular, Chemical Biology,
Chemistry, Computing Science, Computing Science & Mathematics, Ecology
& Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, General Science,
Mathematics, Mathematics & Economics, Mathematical Sciences, Molecular &
Microbial Biology, Physics, Pre-professional Health Science

    18                                                           Fees subject to change without notice. Please visit tru.ca/programs for full list of programs and most current fees.
                                                                                                                          ADMISSION                     CO-OP/
                                                                                        LENGTH               INTAKES                    AVAILABLE                       PAGE
                                                                                                                            TYPE                      PRACTICUM
Bachelor of Science in Nursing                                                     4 y (120 cr)       Sept                    C             No              P              32
Bachelor of Social Work (3rd year admission)                                       4 y (120 cr)       Sept                    C             No              P              31
Bachelor of Tourism Management                                                     4 y (120 cr)       Sept/Jan/May            L             No              C              23
Concentrations: Adventure Studies, Festivals & Events, Innovation &
Entrepreneurship, Resort Experience
Engineering – first & second year transfer to UBC and UVic                         1-2y               Sept                    C             No              C              35
Forestry – first & second year transfer to UBC                                     1-2y               Sept                    L             No                             35
Accounting Technician                                                              2 y (60 cr)        Sept/Jan                O             Yes                            27
Adventure Guide                                                                    2 y (60 cr)        Sept                    L             No              C              23
Architectural & Engineering Technology (ARET)                                      3y                 Sept                    C             No                             35
Applied Sustainable Ranching (Williams Lake campus only)                           2 y (60 cr)        Aug/Nov/Jan/May         L             No              P              35
Associate of Commerce & Business Administration                                    2y                 Sept/Jan                O             Yes                            27
Associate of Science Computing Science                                             2 y (60 cr)        Sept/Jan                O             Yes             C              34
Early Childhood Education                                                          2 y (60 cr)        Sept                    L             No              P              31
Events & Conventions Management                                                    2 y (60 cr)        Sept/Jan                L             No              P              23
Horticulture Management                                                            2y                 Aug                     L             No              P              36
Instrumentation Engineering Technology                                             2 y (62-65 cr)     Sept                    L             No                             35

Management                                                                         2 y (60 cr)        Sept/Jan                O             Yes                            27
Police & Justice Studies                                                           2 y (60 cr)        Sept                    L             No                             33
Practical Nursing (Williams Lake campus only)                                      2y                 Sept                    C             No              P              32
Resort & Hotel Management                                                          2 y (60 cr)        Sept/Jan                L             No              P              23
Respiratory Therapy                                                                3y                 Sept                    C             No              P              32
Sport Event Management                                                             2 y (60 cr)        Sept/Jan                L             No              P              23
Tourism Management                                                                 2y                 Sept/Jan                L             No              P              23
Visual Arts                                                                        2 y (60 cr)        Sept                    O             Yes                         tru.ca
Water & Wastewater Technology                                                      2 y (60 cr)        Sept                    L             No              C              36
Adventure Guide                                                                    1 y (30 cr)        Sept                    L             No                             23
Business Foundations                                                               1y                 Sept                    O             Yes                         tru.ca
Culinary Arts Certificate (Red Seal)                                               2y                 Aug                     L             No                             23
Horticulture                                                                       1y                 Aug                     L             No                             36
Water & Wastewater Utilities                                                       1y                 Aug                     L             No                             36

Automotive Service Technician, Carpenter, Diesel Engine Mechanic, Electrician,     2y                 Varies                  L             No              C           tru.ca
Electrical/Industrial Mechanic, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Instrumentation
& Control Technician, Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Machinist, Metal
Fabricator, Plumber, Welder
Power Engineering Fourth Class tru.ca/trades/trades-programs/power-engineering     40 wks             Sept                    L             No                             36

Refrigeration Mechanic tru.ca/trades/trades-programs/refrigeration-mechanic        25 wks             Sept                    L             No                             36

Adult Basic Education & BC Adult Graduation Diploma                                N/A                Sept/Jan/May                                                      tru.ca
English as a Second Language (ESL)                                                 N/A                Sept/Jan/May                                                         21
University Preparation Courses                                                     N/A                Sept/Jan/May                                                         21

   English as a Second           Undergraduate Tuition                 Graduate Tuition                                                           Post-Baccalaureate
   Language (ESL)                (U-Prep and Academic)                                                                                            Diploma Tuition
                                                                         • GDBA (Year 1 of MBA/MEEM/MScEEM): $2,334/course
     • $6,900/semester             • $$7,107/semester                      (up to $14,000 total, max 6 courses)                                     • $1,776/course
       (up to 12 credits/            (up to 12 credits/4 courses)        • MBA (year 2): $30,571                                                      ($592/credit)
       4 courses)                  • $8,652/semester                     • MEEM/MScEEM (year 2): $33,630                                            • $7,107/semester
     • $8,400/semester               (15 credits/5 courses)              • GCES (Pre-MEd): $7,900/semester                                            (12 credits/4 courses)
       (15 credits/                • each additional credit: $515        • MEd (3 semesters): $8,760/semester, $4,325/4th semester, if needed       • $8,883/semester
       5 courses)                    (fall/winter) $592 (summer)                                                                                      (15 credits/5
                                                                         • MSc (2 years/6 semesters): $5,839/semester
                                                                         • MN (2 years/6 semesters): $5,217/semester

   Tuition fee does not include general fees (TRUSU dues, U-Pass, health and dental insurance etc.)
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International                                           General Certificate of                               General Education
Baccalaureate (IB)                                      Educational Studies (GCE)                            Development (GED) test
The IB diploma is accepted for admission to             Students completing their GCE will be                GED is an accepted high-school
TRU. Transfer credit will be granted for higher         considered for admission based on different          equivalent for admission to TRU under the
level courses completed with a score of 5 or            factors. For admission to TRU you will need:         following conditions:
higher. Students have the option to decline
                                                              • A minimum of two Advanced (A) level              • Must be 17 years of age
the transfer credit if they wish to complete
                                                                courses and two Advanced Subsidiary              • Will need IELTS score
the course(s) at the university.
                                                                (AS) level courses or
To transfer credits to arts, business or science,                                                                • Will need to take Accuplacer math
                                                              • A minimum of two A-level courses and               assessment at TRU
you must have:                                                  three Ordinary (O) level subjects
     • Official IB transcript (sent to                        • Completion of O levels (university
       International Admissions office directly                 preparation courses will need to be
       from the testing centre)                                 completed at TRU)
                                                                                                             Transfer credit
     • Higher learning courses only                           • Math and English A Level competition         If you have completed courses at another
     • Grade of 5, 6 or 7                                       is required. Otherwise University            recognized post-secondary institution, you may
                                                                Preparation or upgrade will be required      be able to transfer those courses to TRU. You
                                                                where applicable.                            will need to indicate your intention to apply for
                                                                                                             transfer credits on your application form. You
Advanced Placement (AP)                                                                                      must provide original transcripts or attested
AP exams will be accepted for admission to              GCE Advanced level                                   copies from the respective Registrar and
                                                                                                             course outlines (syllabus) at least four months
TRU. Official transcripts must be provided              (A-level exams)                                      prior to your arrival at TRU, otherwise you may
from the College Board. To transfer credits
                                                        Transfer credit to arts, science, or business        not be eligible for transfer credit in your first
you must have:
                                                        programs are available for approved A-level          semester. Transcripts and course outlines
     • Official AP transcript                                                                                must be officially translated into English.
                                                        courses with a passing grade of A or B. To
     • Grade of 4 or 5                                  transfer credits, you must provide official GCE
                                                        transcripts of A-level courses.

SCHOLARSHIPS                                              |    For more information visit truworld.ca/scholarships

International athletic                                  Scholarships for                                     International Social Media
Scholarships                                            US Citizens                                          Ambassador awards
Considered for students qualifying for                  US citizens admitted to a TRU undergraduate          A limited number of awards are available for
one of TRU’s varsity sports teams.                      program of two years or longer are eligible for an   international and Canadian students interested in
                                                        automatic scholarship of $2,000 CAD per student.     promoting TRU globally as a study destination.
Engineering Scholarships
International students accepted and
                                                        Diversity Scholarships                               Academic Excellence Award
enrolled in TRU’s two-year engineering                  TRU offers global diversity scholarships to new      To be considered, students must have a minimum
transfer program will be considered.                    international students that demonstrate excellent    GPA of 86% (A) during last year of high school/
                                                        academics and are from countries that are            college/university.
                                                        underrepresented on campus. To be considered,
TRU Law International
                                                        students should meet one of the following: 3.0 GPA
Student Award                                                                                                Exceptional Student Award
                                                        or 6.5 IELTS or 88 TOEFL iBT.
                                                                                                             To be considered, students must have a
An award of $5,000 CAD per student
                                                                                                             minimum GPA of 80% (A-) during last year
is available to all qualified international students    Scholarships for                                     of high school/college/university and gain direct
enrolled in the Juris Doctor program.
                                                        Residents of the Bahamas                             entry to academic studies (IELTS 6.5+).

Jorge Campos Award                                      and Caribbean
                                                        Students from the Bahamas entering an
for Mexican citizens
                                                        undergraduate program in the Faculty of
This scholarship is open only to Mexican                Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism or the School
citizens currently enrolled in a full-time program of   of Business and Economics will automatically be
studies in Mexico.                                      considered to receive a $7,500 CAD award. One
                                                        student is selected each year.

TRU offers English as a Second Language (ESL) and University preparation
(U-prep). Our ESL program provides quality language training for students who
plan to go on to post-secondary study, focusing on English for academic purposes.
Each of the five levels of TRU’s ESL program take one semester to complete.
Students with no official test score will take an English Placement Test (EPT) upon
arrival at TRU and will be placed in the appropriate level of English language study
as indicated in the chart below. Students with an official test score can enter ESL
or academic courses without taking the TRU EPT. Please refer to the chart for
entry levels.

 Note: To secure registration for the courses you need, please
 submit your English test scores two months before arriving at TRU.                                     The TRU Advantage
                                                                                                        1. English Placement Test (EPT) available
Academic requirements                                                                                   2. IELTS and TOEFL scores are accepted
                                                                                                        3. Academic ESL designed for university preparation
    • Secondary school completion (high school graduation)
                                                                                                        4. Can combine ESL and academic courses for
    • Transcripts from all previous post-secondary institutions (if applicable)                            credit in Levels 4 and 5
    • Other requirements vary by program.                                                               5. 20 hours of classroom instruction per week
    • For detailed requirements, please refer to pages 22–36                                            6. Language labs and activities
      or go to tru.ca/programs

          LEVEL 1                          LEVEL 2                            LEVEL 3                              LEVEL 4                              LEVEL 5
                                                                                                              4 ESL Courses +                   2 ESL Courses +
      5 ESL Courses                      5 ESL Courses                    5 ESL Courses
                                                                                                            1 Academic Course                 3 Academic Courses
 Entry Requirements              Entry Requirements                Entry Requirements                   Entry Requirements                   Entry Requirements
 • TRU English Placement         • Level 1 completion              •   IELTS: 5.0+                      • IELTS: 5.5+ no band below 5.0      • IELTS: 6.0+ no band below 5.5
   Test required                 • TRU English Placement           •   TOEFL iBT: 61+                   • TOEFL iBT: 71+                     • TOEFL iBT: 80+
 • Suggested entry                 Test required                   •   TOEFL PBT: 500–529               • TOEFL PBT: 530–549                 • TOEFL PBT: 550–569
   requirement TOEFL iBT 20                                        •   MELAB: 69+                       • MELAB: 74+                         • MELAB: 77+
                                                                   •   CanTEST: 3.5+                    • CanTEST: 4.0+ with no              • CanTEST: 4.0+ with no
                                                                   •   CAEL: Overall 40+                  component below 3.5                  component below 4.0
                                                                   •   TRU ESL Level 2                  • CAEL: Overall 50+ no               • CAEL: Overall 60+ no
                                                                                                          subtest below 40                     subtest below 50
                                                                                                        • TRU ESL Level 3                    • TRU ESL Level 4

  Level 1 completion gains         Level 2 completion gains            Level 3 completion gains             Level 4 completion gains             Level 5 completion gains
  direct entry to Level 2          ESL Foundations                     ESL Intermediate                     ESL Academic Preparation             ESL Advanced Academic
                                   Certificate Award and               Certificate Award and                Certificate and direct entry         Preparation Certificate and
                                   direct entry to Level 3             direct entry to Level 4              to Level 5                           direct entry to academic

                                                        DIRECT ENTRY INTO ACADEMIC STUDY
 Entry Requirements:
 • IELTS: 6.5+ with no bands below 6.0                  • CanTEST: 4.5+ with no component below 4.0                   • DAAD/CEFR:
 • TOEFL iBT: 88+ with no section below 20              • CAEL: Overall 70+, no subtest below 60                         • B2, visiting international students only
 • TOEFL PBT: 570+, TWE 4.5+                            • PTE: 58+                                                       • C1 for degree seeking students.
 • MELAB: 81+                                           • TRU ESL Level 5

Japanese English Language                 Common European Framework of                 Cambridge ESOL - TRU will consider              Pearson Test of English - TRU will
Proficiency Test (STEP) - TRU will        Reference for Languages - TRU will           the CAE (Certificate in Advanced                consider the Pearson Test of English
consider the STEP First Grade for         consider the CEF C1 and C2 for direct        English) and CPE (Certificate in                (PTE) for direct entry into academic
direct entry into academic programs.      entry into academic programs. We             Proficiency in English) for direct              programs with an overall score of 58
We will also consider STEP Pre-First      will also consider CEF B2 and B2+            entry into academic programs. The               or greater and no communication skill
Grade Level as equivalent to TOEFL        as equivalent to the IELTS 5.0+ for          FCE (First Certificate in English) will         test scores below 55.
500+ for placement purposes.              placement purposes.                          be considered at the IELTS 5.0+ for
                                                                                       placement purposes.

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Programs & Admission Requirements

Please refer to tru.ca/programs for the most updated programs and admission requirements.

                                                                             MINIMUM                      SAMPLE                   SAMPLE
                                                                             REQUIREMENTS                 JOBS                     COURSES

 Post Baccalaureate Diploma in                                               • Any bachelor’s degree      • Eco-Designer           • Contemporary
                                                                             • Math 12 or equivalent      • Search and Rescue        Perspectives in Eco
 Adventure Studies                                                                                          Responder                and Adventure
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below
 Students acquire a foundation in tourism-related subjects including           6.0 or TOEFL 88 no         • Avalanche              • Adventure and
 marketing, cultural issues, applied research methods, product                 section less than 20         Technician               Sport Marketing
 operations and risk management. Students are then free to explore a                                                               • Consulting in
 range of related topics such as rock climbing, surfing and skiing as well   Limited seats
 as programming, consulting and ecotourism.

 Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Innovation                                    • Any bachelor’s degree      • Small Business         • Adventure and
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below     Owner                    Sport Marketing
 and Entrepreneurship in Tourism                                               6.0 or TOEFL 88 no         • Travel Consultant      • Consulting in
 Students will gain an understanding of issues fundamental in tourism          section less than 20       • Events Manager           Adventure
 planning, marketing and service provision. Features some courses                                                                  • Programming
                                                                             Limited seats
 based on small and new tourism enterprise, as well as creation and                                                                  Experiential
 product development.                                                                                                                Activities

 Post Baccalaureate Diploma in                                               • Any bachelor’s degree      • Festival Coordinator   • The Culture
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below   • Event Planner            of Events
 Managing Festivals and Events                                                 6.0 or TOEFL 88 no                                  • Event Tourism
                                                                                                          • Tourism Coordinator
 A focus on event logistics and tourism will also aid in developing the        section less than 20                                • Event Logistics
 student’s knowledge of event/festival management.
                                                                             Limited seats

 Post Baccalaureate Diploma in                                               • Any bachelor’s degree      • Guest Experience       • Resort Management
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below     Manager                • Managing Small
 Resort Experience Management                                                  6.0 or TOEFL 88 no         • Resort Manager           Tourism Enterprises
 Focus on resort operations and management in conjunction with                 section less than 20       • Customer Relations     • Resort Hospitality
 managing the overall tourism experience.                                                                   Coordinator              Operations and
                                                                             Limited seats
 tru.ca/tourism/post-baccalaureate-diplomas                                                                                          Performance

 Post Baccalaureate Diploma in                                               • Any bachelor’s degree      • Senior Project         • Destination
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below     Manager                  Marketing
 Tourism Destination Development                                               6.0 or TOEFL 88 no         • Sales Agent              Organizations
 Topics include understanding and influencing tourist behaviour,               section less than 20       • Marketing & Sales      • Community and
 business strategy, small business management, information technology                                       Executive                Cultural Issues
                                                                             Limited seats
 and managing service operations in a global setting.                                                                                in Tourism

 tru.ca/tourism/post-baccalaureate-diplomas                                                                                        • Tourism and

 Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Tourism                                       • Any bachelor’s degree      • Events Manager         • Managing the
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below   • Travel Operations        Tourist Experience
 Experience Management                                                         6.0 or TOEFL 88 no           Coordinator            • The Social Side
 Acquire a foundation in tourism studies including tourism experience          section less than 20       • Guest Services           of Tourism
 marketing, environmental issues, community and cultural issues,                                            Manager                • Programming
                                                                             Limited seats
 applied research methods and product development and innovation.                                                                    Experiential
 tru.ca/tourism/post-baccalaureate-diplomas                                                                                          Activities

 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Tourism                                   • Any bachelor’s degree      • Reservations Agent     • Tourism Behaviour
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below   • Guest Experience       • Recreation
 Students gain basic knowledge and skills for working in the general field     6.0 or TOEFL 88 no           Centre                   and Tourism
 of tourism or for pursuing further, more specialized education in various     section less than 20         Representative           Management
 tourism sectors.
                                                                             Limited seats                • Travel Consultant      • Tourism in a Global
 tru.ca/tourism/post-baccalaureate-diplomas                                                                                          Environment

Bachelor of Tourism Management                                               • All English 12 (73%), or       • Tourist Information      • Culture, History,
                                                                                 IELTS 6.5, or equivalent         Centre Manager             and Geography
  Become a leader and manager in the expanding field of tourism. The
                                                                               • Math 11 (60%),                 • Travel Agency            • Destination
  BTM focuses on key issues in local, regional, national and international
                                                                                 or equivalent                    Manager                    Marketing
  tourism, with opportunities for international experience through study
  abroad and field schools. Gain the skills and confidence to develop your     Limited seats                    • Hotel Manager            • Hospitality Law
  own tourism business and fill industry demand for managers. Receive a                                         • Event Organizer          • People, Places,
  Tourism Management Diploma after two years.                                                                   • Marketing Executive        and the Toured
  Concentrations: Adventure Studies, Festivals & Events, Innovation
  & Entrepreneurship, Resort Experience                                                                                                    • Environmental
                                                                                                                                             Issues in Tourism

  Adventure Guide Diploma                                                      • All English 12 (67%), or
                                                                                 IELTS 6.5, or equivalent
                                                                                                                • Ski Instructor           • Search and Rescue
                                                                                                                • Avalanche                  Management
  Setting the standard around the world for a broad spectrum of                • Math 11 (67%),                   Technician               • Expedition Planning
  wilderness guide training, this intensive program will prepare you for         or equivalent                                               and Leadership
                                                                                                                • Hiking Guide
  exciting leadership positions in outdoor skills instruction and guiding.     • Completed Adventure
                                                                                                                • SAR Team Member          • The Adventure
  The field portion of your classes access BC’s exceptional recreational         Studies application form
                                                                                                                                             Tourism Industry
  resources for whitewater and ocean pursuits, climbing and skiing.            • 19 years of age by start       • Sea Kayak Guide
                                                                                 of program                                                • The Business
  tru.ca/adventure                                                                                                                           of Adventure
                                                                               Limited seats

  Events & Conventions Management Diploma                                      • All English 12 (73%), or       • Conference Planner       • Catering and Service
                                                                                 IELTS 6.5, or equivalent       • Event Planner              Management
  Apply your creativity and keen eye for detail toward a career in event       • Math 11 (60%),                                            • Managing Festivals
                                                                                                                • Festival Organizer
  management. This program provides a practical overview of the                  or equivalent                                               and Events
  functions, skills and knowledge required to successfully plan, organize,                                      • Trade Show Planner
                                                                               Limited seats                                               • Fundraising for
  manage, promote and evaluate a festival, convention, tradeshow or                                             • Convention
  special event.                                                                                                  Coordinator

  Resort & Hotel Management Diploma                                            • All English 12 (73%), or       • Hotel General            • Organizational
                                                                                 IELTS 6.5, or equivalent         Manager
  Get what you need to go places in the hospitality industry as a tourism                                                                    in Tourism
                                                                               • Foundations of Math 11         • Sales Manager
  professional. A blend of theory and hands-on learning gives you the            (60%), or equivalent                                      • Hospitality Law
                                                                                                                • Food and Beverage
  technical and managerial skills you need to work in the hotel and resort                                                                 • Resort and Hotel
                                                                               Limited seats                      Manager
  industry in Canada and abroad.                                                                                                             Operations
                                                                                                                                           • Hotel Resources

  Sport Event Management Diploma                                               • All English 12 (73%), or       • Entrepreneur             • The World of Events
                                                                                 IELTS 6.5, or equivalent       • Sports Teams             • Staging Special
  Develop your business skills and event management expertise. Learn to        • Math 11 (60%),                   Manager                    Events
  organize and market sports events, recruit and motivate volunteers, and        or equivalent                  • Lifestyle/Sporting       • Sport Event
  how to raise funds.                                                                                             Event Coordinator
                                                                               Limited seats                                                 Marketing
  tru.ca/sem                                                                                                    • Fundraising/             • Field Experience
                                                                                                                  Marketing Manager

  Tourism Management Diploma                                                   • All English 12 (73%), or       • Event Manager            • Marketing and
                                                                                 IELTS 6.5, or equivalent       • Hotel and Resort           Customer Service
  Explore your options with a two-year diploma that gives you a good           • Math 11 (60%),                   Manager                  • People, Places,
  sampling of the specialties you can take in Tourism Management.                or equivalent                                               and the Toured
                                                                                                                • Travel Counsellor
  Students enrolled in Bachelor of Tourism Management who wish to exit                                                                       Landscape
  the program upon completion of Year 2 can apply for this diploma.            Limited seats
                                                                                                                                           • Environmental
  tru.ca/tourism                                                                                                                             Issues in Tourism

  Adventure Guide Certificate                                                  • All English 12 (67%), or       • Ski Instructor           • Wilderness Travel
                                                                                 IELTS 6.5, or equivalent       • Sea Kayak Guide          • Mountaineering/
  This entry-level, eight-month program combines classroom instruction         • Math 11 (67%),                                              Skiing
                                                                                                                • Canoe Instructor
  with courses in canoeing, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering,         or equivalent
                                                                                                                • Raft Guide               • Swift Water Rescue
  whitewater kayaking and more.
                                                                               • 19 years of age by start         Technician                 Technician
  tru.ca/adventure                                                               of program                                                • Ocean Surfing
                                                                                                                • Ocean Surfing
                                                                               Limited seats

  Culinary Arts Certificate (Red Seal)                                         • Grade 10, or equivalent        • Baker                    • Safety and Sanitary
                                                                               • Food Safe Level 1              • Cook/Chef                  Standards
  Learn the fundamentals and the artistry of food preparation in a                                                                         • Menu Planning
                                                                               • Successful Entry               • Chocolatier
  hands-on environment that includes practical experience producing
                                                                                 Assessment: see                • Restaurant Manager       • Ingredients
  international gourmet fare for our on-campus public cafeteria. Earn
                                                                                 tru.ca/assessment                                           and Nutritional
  Professional Cook 1 and 2 certifications in three semesters (44 weeks),                                       • Caterer
  with the option to complete a Professional Cook 3 Apprenticeship             Limited seats
  (Red Seal).                                                                                                                              • Production

* Students who do not meet direct entry requirements to join Tourism Faculty programs will be offered a seat in the Pre-Tourism program.
This program allows students to do all required upgrades to qualify for Tourism.
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